Friary Gardens plaque will commemorate 100th birthday of RAF

Friary Tower and Gardens in Richmond. Photo: Guy Carpenter

A plaque to commemorate the 100th birthday of the Royal Air Force will be unveiled in Richmond next week as part of celebrations for Armed Forces Day.

A dedication service for the memorial – in Friary Gardens – will be held on June 25 following the armed forces day ceremony.

Armed Forces Day gives the nation a chance to show its support for the military community, both serving and retired.  It marks the service officers have made, and continue to make, to ensure the interests of the country are defended.

Richmondshire District Council recognises its role in raising public awareness of the vital role armed forces personnel – past and present – make by taking part in armed forces day celebrations and by raising the flag in the town. It will be flown until after Armed Forces Day itself on Saturday 30 June.

Everyone is welcome to attend the ceremonies – the flying the flag ceremony is at 10.20am followed by the memorial dedication at 10.40am.